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This Is 40 (2012)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  21 December 2012 (USA)
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Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Fink ...
Graham Parker
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Graham Parker Solo Band
Older Pregnant Parent
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School Playmate Child


Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are turning 40. But instead of celebrating, they're mired in a mid-life crisis with unruly kids, debt and unhappiness mounding. Pete's record label is failing and Debbie is unable to come to terms with her aging body. As Pete's 40th birthday party arrives, Pete and Debbie are going to have to rely on family, friends, employees, fitness trainers, aging rockers and ultimately each other to come to terms with life at age 40. Written by napierslogs

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The Sort-of Sequel to 'Knocked Up'



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Rated R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 2012 (USA)  »

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This Is Forty  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,579,175 (USA) (21 December 2012)


$67,523,385 (USA) (22 February 2013)

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Did You Know?


Mark E Everett from the rock band 'Eels' filmed a cameo which was cut from the film. See more »


In the first scene where Pete is in his office finding out about the bad money situation, he is not wearing his wedding ring but he is seen with it in the rest of the movie. See more »


Debbie: I don't want to shop at old lady stores. I don't want to go to J. Jill and Chico's and Ann Taylor.
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Crazy Credits

After the main credits roll, there's an extended alternate take of Catherine ad-libbing insults during the conversation with the Julie, Pete, and Debbie. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.53 (2013) See more »


Moving On
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Written by Michael Giacchino
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So much potential but they just couldn't get there
27 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When first seeing the trailers for this movie i was excited because i remember this couple's story in Knocked Up and it was hilarious but i think that's as far as it should've gone and i'll tell you why.

First the movie, for a comedy, is way too long. 2 hours and 15 min is a bit ridiculous. because of this the jokes were dragged out and it caused me to lose sense of the plot. There was so much potential with this story line and i felt it could've been so great and hilarious but they just didn't get there. I felt like there should've been a bit more drama to their marriage, it felt as if they were trying to make it seem so realistic that it came off fake. a lot of the problems they were experiencing does happen to real life middle aged couples but not to the extreme like they portrayed it. There were some familiar faces and others were just random (megan fox) lol but i also think a little bit more development for the new characters and maybe the old would've been nice as well. I wanted to like this movie so much because it had so many good parts where it could've been great. Maybe if they added a small portion towards the end of the movie interviewing real life 40 something year old couples and had little exerpts that would have also made the movie a bit closer to home.

All in all i do feel pocket hurt for spending 11.50 to see this movie because i was simply disappointed. Would i recommend This is 40? Probably not.

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